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'Bel Canto': 'From Monteverdi to Verdi'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Bel Canto': 'From Monteverdi to Verdi'

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'Bel canto'

'From Monteverdi to Verdi'

Bellini Adelson e Salvini--Dopo l'oscuro nembo. Norma--Casta diva Donizetti Betly, o La capanna svizzera--In questo semplice, modesto asilo. Linda di Chamounix--Ah! Tardai troppo ... O luce di quest'anima Mercadante Virginia--Icilio ... lo t'amo! Monteverdi Madrigals, Book 9--Si dolce k 'I tormento Mozart Die Zauberflote--Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen; O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn! ... Zum Leiden bin ich auserkoren Rossini Maometto II--Giusto ciel, in tal periglio. Semiramide--Bel raggio lusinghier ... Dolce pensiero Verdi Attila--Santo di patria indefinito amor! ... Fammi ridar la spadal. I masnadieri--Dali' infame banchetto m'involai ... Oh, ma la pace ... Tu del mio Carlo al seno ... Carlo vive? Oh, caro accento

Simone Kermes sop

Concerto Koln/Christoph-Mathias Mueller

Sony Classical [F] 88765 45504-2 (63' * DDD)

This kind of internal crossover of repertoire started with conductors--I'm a Baroque specialist but, hey, why don't I do Gotterdammerung?--and is now spreading to singers. A few can do it--Patricia Petibon has handled it well, although she's never saddled herself with a large slab of new material foreign to her all at one go. …

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